Thursday, February 26, 2009

Hanoteau division 2 Pere Lachaise

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Caillat division 2 Pere Lachaise

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Gohier division 10 Pere Lachaise

Sunday, February 22, 2009

François Victor Alexis Miguet division 73 Pere Lachaise

Thanks to Philippe Landru we now have an id on this sculpture: François Victor Alexis MIGUET, who died in 1915 during the war.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

Columbarium division 87 Pere Lachaise

Two examples of the imaginative handiwork you'll find in division 87:

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Croce-Spinelli and Sivel division 71 Pere Lachaise

Two balloonists who literally flew too high where the air was too thin. There was a third man who survived, Gaston Tissandier, who is buried in division 27.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Richard Wright division 87 Pere Lachaise

American novelist Richard Wright's ashes are actually interred in a niche in the Clumbarium at Pere Lachaise -- also known as division 87.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Jean Pezon division 86 Pere Lachaise

The lion-tamer Jean Pezon riding "Brutus," the lion that, according to local legend, reportedly ate him -- or killed him at any rate.